Cpl. C. M. Schultz, of the Madison Police Department filed a criminal complaint in Magistrate Court of Boone County on Tuesday, naming two suspects in the homicide.
Natasha Nicole Davis, 22, and Jason Ramsey, 25, both of Gordon, were arrested on Feb. 2 and charged with murder and robbery, according to the complaint.
Authorities believe that Davis and Ramsey were met by Ferrell at his home at 216 Walnut Street.
The complaint states that once inside the residence, Davis and Ramsey obtained a handgun belonging to Ferrell.
Police believe that Davis and Ramsey then initially shot Ferrell while in the living room, forcing him to the locked bedroom area of his home, where the victim was forced to unlock the bedroom door, according to the complaint.
Once in the room, Davis and Ramsey took possession of prescription medication belonging to the victim and proceeded to shoot Ferrell multiple times, according to the complaint.
According to the complaint, Davis and Ramsey also took from the residence personal property belonging to Ferrell, including one cell phone, one wired house phone, one Izarra semi-automatic pistol and various prescription medications.
Ferrell's body was discovered by a cleaning lady earlier Monday morning inside his home at Walnut Street, according to authorities.
Crime scene units were dispatched to the home around 9:00 a.m. after a call was made to 911 at approximately 8:00 a.m., according to authorities.
During a press conference Monday afternoon, Cpl. Schultz further stated that the homicide occurred between midnight and early Monday morning.
Cpl. Schultz said there were no signs of forced entry into the home and speculated that the victim might have known his assailant.
According to Cpl. Schultz, a homicide has not occurred in the small town of Madison for more than three years.
The arrests on Tuesday were made after police discovered some of the stolen property at the home of Davis and Ramsey.
"[The arrests were] based on evidence recovered at the suspects' home. It was some of the stolen property," Cpl. Schultz said.
The Madison Police Department, West Virginia State Police and Boone County Sheriff's Department worked together during this investigation.
Davis and Ramsey are being held at the Southwestern Regional Jail.
According to court documents, if indicted and found guilty of the charges, they face not less than 10 years in jail for the robbery charge and up to life in jail for murder.
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